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Pete the Cat

Pete the Cat

I Love My White Shoes

Book - 2010
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Pete the Cat gets into colorful adventures while out walking in his new white shoes.
Publisher: New York : Harper, 2010.
ISBN: 9780061906220
Branch Call Number: LITWI
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Dean, James 1957-


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It was fun. White shoes, who wears white shoes, Pete the Cat wears white shoes.

Jun 14, 2019

Granddaughter loved singing.....I love my white shoes, I love my white shoes

LoganLib_JennyI Feb 27, 2019

A favourite read-aloud book for families, children, teachers and story times. The catchy song and Pete's great attitude to life's small mishaps is a cute lesson for us all.

Hillsboro_RobP Nov 05, 2018

Storytime, or anytime, Pete the Cat is a great refrain for the littles. Read it enough, your child might start saying "goodness no!" to their troubles, and tell me if that doesn't just melt your darn heart.

Oct 23, 2018

Young children will love this book! It is funny, engaging, and teaches the concept of colors.

LoganLib_WestKids Oct 03, 2018

A terrific picture book with a catchy refrain. Simple introduction to resilience for children as Pete does not get upset when his shoes get dirty and change colour. Check out the free song here:

Sep 23, 2018

The book “I Love My White Shoes” is by Eric Litwin and it is very popular and fun to read. This book is great for reading aloud to a group of kids because the audience can sing along with Pete the cat. Every story with Pete the cat is very interesting and it always keeps children entertained. The pictures in this book were greatly illustrated and it is very eye-catching due to the bright colours that were used. I would recommend this book to preschoolers and young kids around that age range because I find that they are more attracted to books like this. Just like how Pete love his white shoes, I love this book. 5/5 rating. @TheBookieReadingMonster of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

Mar 04, 2018

The stories about Pete the Cat, are so creative and beautifully made that is Impossible not to read every one of his adventures. This one particular book, made me think how often I used to lose my joy when silly little things don't work out as I expected and how if I change my attitude, which is the only thing that I really can control, helps me to see the beauty in every single challenge that makes this life wonderful and excited to live. And those are the kind of stories I want to read to my children.

Jan 22, 2018

I was a preschool teacher in the 80's and through the years had collected children's book which I read or shared with those around me. I was just made aware of Pete the Cat when in conversation with a relative who works with children in another state. She had made arrangements to rent a Pet the Cat puppet--worn as full gear like BIG BIRD--and presented
"I Love My White Shoes" to several Preschool sites in her area, which really went over well with the children. I just read the book and thought it delightful. Pete the Cat is a good series to help stir the creative imagination of a child.

Apr 28, 2017

I am rating this book for my toddler. My husband and I don't care much for the book, but son loves it. The repetition appeals to him, and he loves to have mom and dad sing the song. It is also a plus that he loves shoes, and his favorite fruits include blueberries and strawberries, so the book is a hit for its content matter. Depending on your perception the drawings could be seen as cute or sloppy, but really it's audience doesn't care, so this book is a success overall.

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LoganLib_JennyI Feb 27, 2019

LoganLib_JennyI thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Oct 23, 2018

aliciaindypl thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 2 and 7

Nov 20, 2014

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Jul 31, 2014

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orange_dolphin_185 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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Aug 27, 2015

As he walks down the street, Pete the cat sings about his brand new white shoes as they change from red to blue to brown to wet.

orange_dolphin_185 Jul 07, 2014

This book is about Pete and his white shoes he steps into lots of puddles and he does not care(the puddles are different colors so the shoes changes colors

Sep 22, 2012

Aesthetically appealing--simple and stylish-- Pete the Cat is a wonderful story about resilency, something all children really need to learn about. (Adults, too!!) Pete knows how to make lemonade out of lemons. When something goes unexpectedly wrong: "did Pete cry? Goodness, no! He kept walking along and singing his song." Pete knows the art of appreciating what he's got, rather than wanting what he hasn't. He's cool, musical, a great guitar-playing role model who knows how to enjoy life. We love Pete!

Jul 14, 2012

it is a simple story about cat that loves his white shoes


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Feb 07, 2021

My FAMILY loves this book

orange_dolphin_185 Jul 07, 2014

Strawberries what color did it turn his shoes

Jul 14, 2012

i love my white shoes


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